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Workshops

 

CFT staff run Brightspace workshops for instructors interested in learning how to use Brightspace tools effectively and efficiently. We are also available during the academic year to facilitate Brightspace workshops on topics both general and specific for departments, programs, and schools, upon request. Email brightspace@vanderbilt.edu to ask about these offerings or the possibility of an invited workshop.

See the main CFT website for other teaching workshops, including workshops focused on educational technology, and for extensive resources on teaching in the fall 2020 semester.

Click here to go directly to our Workshop Calendar.

 


Spring 2021 Workshops

Introduction to Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

In this hands-on workshop for people who have little to no experience teaching online with Brightspace, participants will get oriented to Vanderbilt’s course management system and learn how to accomplish common teaching tasks. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Confidently navigate around the different areas of a Brightspace course
  • Post, edit, and link Content for students using a variety of tools
  • Communicate with students about important Brightspace tools
  • There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshop will take place:

  • Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants 48 hours prior to event

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and our Brightspace support workshops page. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/workshops/

This workshop is open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Juliet Traub at cft@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

 

Discussions in Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Participants in this workshop will learn about how to use the Brightspace Discussions tool for engagement, interaction, formative assessment, individual journaling, and more. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Build discussion forums, topics, and threads using a variety of available options
  • Connect discussions to the gradebook and use the built-in assessment tools
  • Construct useful prompts and activities that will promote maximum engagement from your students

There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshops will take place:

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants 48 hours in advance

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and our Brightspace support workshops page. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/workshops/

This workshop is open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Juliet Traub at cft@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

 

Assignments in Brightspace Workshop with Stacey Johnson

Participants in this workshop will learn about how to use the Brightspace Assignments tool to receive, organize, and provide feedback on student work. Ideally, participants will have Brightspace open during the session so they can explore and build content in our test course! By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Build assignments in the Content area and the Assignments tool
  • Select the most appropriate options and settings
  • Connect assignments to the gradebook and use the many built-in assessment and academic integrity tools

There will be time at the end of and throughout the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

The workshop will take place:

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants 48 hours prior to event

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and our Brightspace support workshops page. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/workshops/

This workshop is open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Juliet Traub at cft@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

 

Setting up your Gradebook with Erica Brandon

Participants in this workshop will learn about the range of tools available in Brightspace to make grading more efficient and effective. By the end of the workshop, users will be able to:

  • Build a gradebook that mirrors the grading scheme in their syllabus
  • Understand and control how grades are viewed
  • Create a gradebook that can be used throughout the semester, and transferred into future courses

There will be time at the end of the workshop for participants to ask questions about using Brightspace.

  • Friday, January 15th, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 5th, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom link will be emailed to participants 48 hours prior to event

REGISTER HERE

For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and our Brightspace support workshops page. https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/workshops/

This workshop is open to anyone teaching or developing courses at Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Juliet Traub at cft@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-7290 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

 

Brightspace Template Tour 

The CFT has developed a template for online courses in Brightspace. If you are interested in learning more about the template to see if it might work for you, you can sign up for a one-hour workshop with Brightspace Instructional Technologist, Erica Brandon. Erica will walk you through the elements of the template so you can use it effectively, then provide you with your own copy that you can use to build your online course in Brightspace.
For more information about this workshop and future offerings, keep an eye on the registration form and this Brightspace support workshops page.

There are no current workshops scheduled.

 

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